Partner Spotlight

Why SYNNEX SMB Connect?

The answer is simple: SYNNEX has big plans for small businesses, and you deserve more connections and opportunities to increase your profits and serve your clients’ needs. SYNNEX SMB Connect creates a community around resellers serving the SMB market, providing a dedicated sales representative, access to extensive online tools and multiple ways to keep connected with SYNNEX and the industry. SYNNEX boasts 111 consecutive profitable quarters and is a leading U.S. hardware and software distributor. It offers more than 1 million SKUS from more than 500 vendors and provide quick distribution from 10 warehouses nationwide.
You can sign up for free by calling (855) 899-0050 or visiting http://www.synnex.com/smbconnect/about/becomeareseller.html

 

 

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SFF PCs provide compact, cost-friendly option for SMBs
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The traditional desktop—complete with a tower computer and at least one monitor—isn’t a smart solution for modern SMBs. Instead, small form factor PCs provide the scalability, efficiency and size best suited to businesses low on capital or cubicle space. D&H Distributing announced today an increase in its SFF offerings, including PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo in its portfolio. “Small form factor computers have a great deal to offer a small business, or any industry requiring an easily re-configured environment, yet where users are still looking to leverage full-power, permanent desk...
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#SageSummit update: Conference opens with celebrity keynote, product previews
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Small and medium businesses comprise 99 percent of businesses worldwide and continue to lead the workforce in hiring and innovation.  The “Imagine Now” Sage Summit began by highlighting the strengths of small businesses as media, customers and partners joined Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, General Colin Powell and spiritual thought leader Deepak Chopra (right) at the first keynote address. “The real strength of this country rests not in Wall Street, but resides in the small businesses,” Powell said. Despite interesting conversation from the three about everything from office satisfaction to i...
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SMB Nation Webinar: Lync, Skype and Skype for Business
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What’s the difference and why should we care? The portfolio of options for business communication solutions is bursting at the seams, yet it often feels more difficult than ever to find the solution that’s best suited for each business. Microsoft’s rebranding of Lync and introduction of Skype for Business affected the entire community of users and Microsoft partners as business and personal communication tools mixed and integrated. This shift has created a new ecosystem filled with both dangers and opportunities. Join SMB Nation and Greg Plum from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30 to learn h...
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Dell releases SonicWALL series designed for SMBs and enterprises
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Dell releases SonicWALL series designed for SMBs Wireless networks are necessary for almost all businesses both at the small business and enterprise level, yet securing networks that include myriad systems and users can be costly and dangerous to data if not properly selected or maintained. Dell announced today availability of its SonicWALL TZ Wireless Firewall Series, wireless network security solutions designed to deliver 802.11ac wireless performance and security for at a low cost. "Attacks against all networks – including wireless networks – are becoming more sophisticated, and require...
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AppRiver Q2 Global Security Report highlights continued malicious activity
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Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. For North American companies and individuals, this old statement came true in Q2 with more than 50 percent of spam messages originating in North America. Appriver released results yesterday from the Q2 Global Security Report, a summary and analysis of spam and malware. AppRiver quarantined 4.7 billion spam messages between April and June 2015, and blocked 165 million messages containing attachments with viruses. “It is more important than ever for companies to educate their staff on the seriousness of the breach problem, because hackers don’t...
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Digium Switchvox Cloud 6.0 provides lower cost option to SMBs
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Competitors hoping to entice both small business and enterprise customers need to offer fair, scalable pricing with high-quality solutions, and VoIP provider Digium realized this with Switchvox Cloud 6.0. Digium, Inc. announced yesterday the release of cloud-based UC service Switchvox Cloud 6.0, which now offers a metered pricing structure for organizations with low usage patterns that want the features and opportunities of a business-class phone service. "Switchvox Cloud's new, lower cost, metered offering starts at $12.99 per user, per month, reducing the barrier to entry for c...
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Trend Micro Deep Security Available on Azure Marketplace
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Security solution provider Trend Micro Incorporated announced yesterday availability of cloud and data center platform Trend Micro Deep Security on the Azure Marketplace. The solution is designed to extend security provided by Microsoft Azure and help organizations meet their shared security-enhanced responsibilities. “We are pleased that Trend Micro Deep Security is now available on the Azure Marketplace,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “By making Trend Micro Deep Security available on our cloud platform, Trend Micro is providing automated cl...
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D&H to deliver XYZprinting 3D printers to SMBs, education sector
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3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting announced today it partnered with D&H Distributing to expand distribution of its 3D printers and products. Its printers are the most affordable worldwide, according to XYZprinting, as it strives to open the door to 3D accessibility for SMBs and the K-12 and higher education sectors. “XYZprinting offers a wide variety of 3D printers to satisfy different customer needs at a competitive pricepoints. We’re thrilled to provide their industry-leading, accessible and affordable 3D printers to our rapidly expanding list of customers,” said Rob Eby, vice presi...
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Tapping into Channel Program Resources to Support Reseller Growth
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By Pete Engler As a business owner, you know the best formula for distributing funds and other resources throughout your organization in order to support growth. Even so, the budgeting process can be tedious, and for small to medium businesses (SMBs) there is often a give-and-take strategy. That means sacrifices may be required in one or more areas of the company to allow for larger investments in another part of the business.  The first question then becomes: Where are the cuts (or savings) going to come from to help fuel your plans for growth? The next question should be: Are there any...
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SBS leader by day, MLSP affiliate by night: Longtime SMB Nation member offers MyLeadSystem Pro to support channel community
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Using social media for virtual networking and relationship-building is a modern key to success in any industry, and especially essential to MSPs and other members of the channel community that may not always meet their clients face-to-face as often as they'd like. Social media should brand company leaders, rather than just the company as a whole, Microsoft SBS leader and SMB Nation member Scott Cayouette said. Executives should take advantage of platforms from Facebook fan pages to video blogs that give them a direct opportunity to create connections with current and potential customers. Twit...
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WPC Wrap
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I’ll take one last look back at the recently completed Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) held in mid-July in Orlando, Fla. Then it’s forward to the future. First the fun, and then the facts. As usual, it was non-stop merriment clouded only by the summer humidity. As always, there were too many parties to attend. I didn’t have to pay for nourishment for nearly a week as I ate my way through the WPC party circuit! The party scene is worth the price of admission alone and not just for the fun. I’d offer it’s where relationships start, strengthen and legends are born. I often say that...
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Virtual channel chief consulting firm GetChanneled launches
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Navigating the channel and its opportunities can be like boating on the open sea—simple and intuitive for those with extensive experience, but tumultuous and dangerous for those trying it for the first time. GetChanneled, a virtual channel chief consulting firm, opened and began accepting clients today as its co-founders, SMB channel veterans Brian Sherman and Ted Roller, strive to help technology organizations succeed in the channel. “Whether a Fortune 500 company or an emerging vendor, building a successful channel program can be a challenging prospect,” Roller, GetChanneled virtual chann...
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